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the budget deficit down, that's the thing they keep talking about. >> yeah. >> and it strikes me they have been remarkably successful in doing that. when you look at the debt ceiling debacle that led to the budget control act which has led to the sequester that actually -- >> oh, thank you for this question. it's so far off the course. first of all, the actions taken by president obama and the house democratic congress, house and senate when he became president was the american recovery and reinvestment act, many of the initiatives that he passed are what are coming to bear now including the affordable care act. affordable care act is bringing the cost of health care in our country down in both the public and private sector and that is what is largely responsible for the deficit coming down. we all care about frugality. we don't want to spend any money we don't have to. but we do want to invest in the education of our children, the safety of our neighborhoods and the rest and even if you don't, you have to remember that teachers and firefighters and police officers are consumers. >> right.
May 14, 2013 1:00pm EDT
a city with $300,000 budget deficit. the state's appointed emergency financial manager warned that the deficit could $386 million by jewel 1st. >>> in new jersey the role other coaster at seaside heights is being demolished. it was a symbol of the pamage that superstorm sandy inflicted on the east coast. those are your headlines. i'm patti ann browne. back to you. ashley: patti ann, we thank you so much. get back to the markets. call it a case of the tuesdays. the dow less than two hours from extending the win he can street of 18 straight tuesday as the market is on track to finish in record territory yet again. joining me, above pavlick, from banyon partners with his take what he is watching to drive the market higher. bob, thank you so much for joining us. so you say, look there's lots more room to the upside. i don't say that you say a lot of room but there is room to the upside. what is driving the markets right now? we've gone through earnings. the economic date at thaa is so so. by all economic accounts we're drifting but we continue to move higher. >> absolutely. if you
May 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
was there shep. not much of president's agenda on display. immigration reform, budget deficit deal, another attempt at gun control. up in of that has been talk about since last week and all but a handful of questions today were about the app and the irs subjecting tea party groups to scrutiny. the president says if the irs officials acted inappropriately, they should be held ant credible. and on the phone records, he says mr. bober bober believes reporters should have unfettered access even as the government protects its secrets. >> believe it's possible to strike that balance and at the same time subpoena the phone records? >> i can't comment on the specific reports you cite. i can say the president does believe that the balance should be sought and can be found but it is a balance and, therefore, something that we need to constantly work at. >> the obama administration has launched six prosecutions for leaking classified information, which is more than all previous presidents come bind, shepard. >> shepard: on benghazi some observed that jay carney seems to not believe any of the question
May 14, 2013 9:00am EDT
back money from the government, the deficit over the next six months is shrinking massively. >> the fed is not reducing its purchase. here ate plan right now for what the fed is going to do. it's going to buy $270 billion in treasury over the next six months and 270 billion of mortgages. and this is demand the fixed income of $510 million. we'll show you supply here and take a look at the next chart. new supply, zoom in here, 142 billion of new supply and no new net mortgage, man a little from fannie mae or freddy mac. their 5 ten bell onof demand means there's going to be 368 billion of cash. if you could just zoom in on that number and that's the number that taper says is going to be money looking for a hope in the market these days. the result is a lot of money having no place to go, but perhaps the stocks, and the fed will be dropping down further. the next screen is the equity risk premium. this is the measure over the risk-free treasury rate. you can see it's already at a historic high now according to tepper's math, this number will go higher which means there will be more return